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Call for Papers

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research is inviting manuscripts for a Special Issue on gender-typed toys and play in children’s development with Guest Editors Erica S. Weisgram and Lisa M. Dinella.  Gender differences in toy interests and play styles are large and have been found to have important effects on the cognitive and social skills that children develop. In this Special Issue, the editors invite manuscripts from a variety of different perspectives that examine the complex causes and consequences of gender-typed toy interests and play styles.

2016 Moynihan Prize Recipients Announced

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) is pleased to announce social policy experts Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill as the winners of the 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. Each year, the Moynihan Prize is given to a leading policy-maker, social scientist or public intellectual whose career demonstrates the value of using social science evidence to advance the public good.

Registration Open for the International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries

The University of Haifa has launched The International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, designed to increase the professional knowledge of childcare professionals who work with children.

Registration Open for 3rd Annual ECDE Summit

The 3rd Annual ECDE Summit 2016 registration is still open. The summit is scheduled to be held on Tuesday May 17th to Thursday May 19th, 2016 in Kisumu County, Kenya.  

Registration Open for Early Experience and Sensitive Periods in Development

Early Experience and Sensitive Periods in DevelopmentEttore Majorana centre, Erice, ItalyAugust 1- September 5Website:

APS Annual Meeting - May 26-29, 2016

Invited Symposium: Frontiers in Social Neuroscience: Advancing Understanding of Human DevelopmentCo-sponsored by APS and the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Ronald E. Dahl (Co-chair) University of California, Berkeley Pamela E. Davis-Kean (Co-chair) University of Michigan Christopher S. Monk University of Michigan Katie McLaughlin University of Washington

Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant in Early Child Development is Accepting Submissions

The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The Grant includes US $5,000 to support dissertation research and a 2-year student membership to SRCD.

AERA Accepting Proposals for Conferences in Education Research

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites proposals for conferences in education research. AERA supports research conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. Conferences may focus on conceptual, empirical, or methodological issues important to understanding the state of the knowledge and charting directions for future research.

Call for Proposals for the National Black Child Development Institute Annual Conference

National Black Child Development Institute 46th Annual Conference  October 1-4, 2016Call for Proposals The National Black Child Development Institute's Annual Conference presenters and participants are at the core of the convening's success.   You are invited to contribute to their strengths-based, action-oriented solutions to help conference attendees achieve identified outcomes and foster change within their local communities.

Submit a proposal for the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is accepting proposals for its 2016 Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Families and Human Rights: Promise and Vulnerability in the 21st Century.”